Alden Shoe Company

Middleborough, Massachusetts, Est 1884

Leather Soul Featured Brand: Alden Shoe Company

Founded in 1884, Alden Shoe Company is the last remaining New England shoe company specializing in handcrafted, goodyear welted men’s shoes and boots.

Still a family owned business, owner and President Art Tarlow is proud to continue the tradition of quality, made in the US footwear.


Saxony, Germany, Est 1897

Leather Soul Featured Brand: Globe-Trotter

Globe-Trotter was established in 1897 by Englishman David Nelken, in Saxony Germany. The company soon returned to the UK in 1901 where it has remained ever since. Today, Globe-Trotter products are style icons adopted by purveyors of traditional craftsmanship and a timeless aesthetic.

John Lobb

London, UK, Paris, France, Est 1866

Leather Soul Featured Brand: John Lobb

John Lobb has been making the finest shoes and boots for gentlemen since 1866 in London and 1902 in Paris. Its rich heritage is reinforced by timeless qualities of craftsmanship, service and style – attributes that are now available to a wider international John Lobb audience. The company continues to maintain its bespoke shoe-making tradition in Paris, while also retaining core bespoke principles in the manufacture of its expanding ready-to-wear collection of shoes and leather goods.


Northampton, UK, Est 1829

Leather Soul Featured Brand: Tricker's

In 1829 Joseph Tricker, master shoemaker, founded R.E. Tricker Ltd. Five generations later his family continues to apply the same traditional crafts and skills in the production of the world renowned “Tricker’s” shoes and boots.

New Balance

Leather Soul Featured Brand: New Balance

For more than 100 years, New Balance has been a brand focused on understanding the needs of athletes and designing products to match. From the early days of selling arch supports to police officers and waiters, to their current research with world-class athletes in their Sports Research Lab, New Balance has always been consumed by the body in motion and dedicated to Making Excellent Happen every single day.

Today New Balance holds the distinction as the only company that still manufactures athletic shoes in the USA. One out of every four pair of shoes sold in the US is made or assembled here.


USA, EST 1998

Leather Soul Featured Brand: Briefing

BRIEFING was developed in 1998 as a luggage label whose mission is to pursue the true military specifications, while providing outstanding functional beauty. The designers behind Briefing are focused on the highest quality, durable, made in USA parts and are constantly thinking about how they could be incorporate functionality into bags used in ordinary urban settings.


Paris, FRANCE, EST 1908

Leather Soul Featured Brand

Founded by Rémy-Alexis Richard in 1908, Paraboot shoes are still made in France today. No fewer than 150 manual operations are required to produce them, just as many as in 1908, when the company had just a handful of employees.

During the course of its history, the family company has chosen to maintain the more complicated construction methods, such as “Norwegian construction” and “Goodyear construction”, passing on the values that have made the company’s reputation – comfort, impeccable finish and timeless appeal.

Paraboot still manufactures most of its soles from rubber, and has done so since 1927, when Rémy Richard first began to use natural rubber to make soles. This is an exception in the world of shoes.